Cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitics combined: a European agora

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Rik Pinxten

In the present age a new cosmopolitanism is needed. It should be envisaged beyond the traditional Eurocentric frame of reference and should combine negotiated global choices and principles with local identity issues. The latter are called "cosmopolitics·. Some epistemological points are highlighted in the article, such as the western emphasis on structure rather than process, and the conceptualisation of the state as a post-sovereign entity. Furthermore, some policy lines are touched upon.

Key words: Cosmopolitanism, cosmopolitics, post-sovereign state, Wittgenstein